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Edwin A Anderson Elementary

Public | K-5 | 681 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 26, 2014

My daughter started here this school year (2014), she has always had trouble with making friends at her other schools. Not so here. On her first day, she couldn't count how many new friends she made. She has felt Included, confident, and has adjusted quite well. So, what I can assess is that the overall experience of the students are positive. The kids seem caring, and happy. Also, the school lunches I hear are really good, her and her friends all say so. If she's happy, then so am I. 4 stars thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

I have three children enrolled in Anderson and have nothing but good things to say. The teachers always communicate and the school nurse is spectacular!! I unfortunately did have a bad experience with one teacher. However, that does not deserve a negative opinion of the entire school. Every other teacher will, and has, received wonderful praise from me. Thank you Anderson Teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

My child has attended this school for the last two years to include Kindergarten and First Grade. Both teachers and the Teacher Assistants were outstanding and caring. They spent the time to get to know my son and what learning style worked best for him and tried to accommodate. They communicated well with me and would follow up with me in a timely fashion when ever I had questions. Anderson staff sent home a request for input regarding how safe we felt the school was and what, if any, suggestions we had for improvements. The school is always clean and the cafeteria offers good food at a reasonable price. The staff has always been friendly to our family and I have never seen them treat anyone in a rude or unprofessional manner. I also love the fact that they have staff and students outside in the mornings to help get the children out of the vehicles when they are dropped off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

I think this has to be one of the worst schools I have ever had my children in. There were times I had to go inside the school to pick up my children and felt sick to my stomach because the bad attitudes from faculty and staff. My children suffered greatly educationally and emotionally at this school. I'm still in this district and refuse to send them back. When your child is picked on in front of the class, teachers never respond, and the overall attitude is bad, how could they learn. Without my help and family my children would have been left behind. The clicks and attitudes are just horrible. I'm so glad to be able to give my kids a second chance at a better education elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

The staff at Anderson has been supportive in every way. The administration has an open door policy and I have always been able to talk about any topic with the principal. I was surprised to see the other reviews and I guess they were venting because of something that did not go their way. But in my experience and from what I hear from others, the principal is more than willing to listen and makes decisions fairly and with compassion for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

Anderson's administration is amazing and I cannot express how wonderful this school is enough to anybody. The instruction is quality, the principal is fantastic and expects results, but in a caring and compassionate manner. Fantastic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

I am so happy and honored that my child attends this school. The administration is outstanding and the leadership by the principal, simply amazing. My children look forward to going to school daily and the level of instruction is high. A great school in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

Pulled my daughter out in middle of school year. I feel the quality of the education should be looked at and teachers re- evaluated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

Anderson is a great new school. The well qualified staff is energetic and excited to teach each day. Anderson has a great team of educators. They seem to be solution oriented and open to input. The PTA works very hard for this school.


Posted November 2, 2008

I am extremely disappointed in many of these reviews. Most of the teachers here, including myself, care a great deal about our students. We're not doing it for the money.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 1, 2008

I'm shocked to see some of these responses. I have had 2 children at Anderson since it opened as Carolina Beach School and I've never had a concern regarding staff or administration. One of my children has special needs and an IEP. From time to time there are issues that need to be addressed for him, but these are never things that are at fault from the teachers. As kids grow and change then their needs change as well. I have always found the staff to be more than confident and friendly. If I could change one thing about the school it would be the size (which is obviously not something anyone can fix). I liked the smaller school we used to attend in Carolina Beach. Anderson is such a large and busy school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

I have 2 children at this school and we are very happy. Our teachers have been accessible, caring, and well qualified. We have had no problems scheduling conferences with our teachers, the principal or the assistant principal. The PTA is very active in the school and provides many additional resources for the school which are desperately needed. This school, like many others in the county, is understaffed and over-crowded. If I had one complaint, it would be the lack of sufficient staff for intervention and enrichment programs. Other schools have science and math enrichment (and we don't) and other schools have adequate staff to provide intervention for all students that need it, not just some. The teachers are doing their best, but they need more resources from the County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

The administration and staff are underqualified. They care absolutely nothing for the welfare of all students; and this is no exaggeration. There needs to be a big change at this school. There are always exceptions in every situation where some parents may have received a good experience, but this school is nowhere near being a good school due to the uncaring and apathetic attitudes from the principal and most of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

My son was transferred from Carolina Beach Elementary school when Anderson opened 2 years ago. I have nothing but great things to say about this school. Because of a speech issue of my sons, I am in constant contact with his teacher and school support teams. They consistantly send updates home and, many times, study matierals which was above and beyond. Also, I have never had an issue with setting up appointments with his teachers within 48 hours of asking for one. There have been times where I was frustrated with what appeared to be inactive participation by a teacher but the 'bad' was definately overshadowed by the excessive good that I have experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2008

This school's administration does not care about the welfare of the students. The principal is uncaring and lacks the ability to deal with teacher/parent issues with any professionalism and tact. The teachers make decisions about the students without involving parents many times. This is the worst school my children have ever attended. My kids first year at this school was a nightmare with virtually no support from the principal. As a parent, you will always have to take the initiative to be sure your child is learning and adapting. The teachers will not schedule conferences nor communicate problems to you. They will instead try to deal with it during school without your knowledge. Parents have a right to know what is going on with their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students42%
Female45%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students53%
Female54%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students57%
Female49%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students47%
Female44%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted92%

Science

All Students77%
Female71%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities38%
Non-disabled students83%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Academically gifted92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 52%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Black 7% 26%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Wilmington, NC 28412
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